Victor Ebhomenyen With His Car After He Was Arrested Over His Alleged Acts
Rights Group Commends RRS Officers For Examplary Professional Conduct
The Centre for Human and Socio-economic Rights (CHSR) has commended Mr. Erhator Sunday, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), attached with Lagos State’s Rapid Response Squad (RRS) for his calmness and conduct while being harassed by a motorist.
ASP Erhator was seeing in a video that went viral when he was assaulted, harassed and embarrassed by a 33 year-old motorist, named Victor Ebhomenyen, who was alleged to have drove against the traffic on Victoria Island, Lagos, on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Impressed by the Officer’s attitude, CHSR, a reputable Human rights organization, said the Officers involved showed high level of maturity and professionalism in handling the excesses of the motorist’s act. While also called on Lagos State Police Command, to encourage the officers with a well deserve reward for not allow themselves to be carried away by the unlawful actions and inaction of the civilian in this video.
The Center’s President in a statement issued by it’s President, Comrade Omotehinse Alex Gbadebo reads; “haven watched with kin interest the video that went viral on the internet showing a civilian harassing a Police Officer simply because they were accosted while driving against traffic somewhere around lekki in Lagos State on Saturday April 17, 2021.
“In the video, the civilian over reacted by pushing, holding and jacking the uniform of the RRS officer holding a gun daring him to shoot him and the other person, believing to be his friend threatened and asking the Officer if he wanted to loose his job, and despite the high level of provocation the officers remain calm and focus, honestly this video has proved to us that we still have some policemen that are applying human face and high level professionalism in the discharge of their enormous duties.
“We commended the officers involved and implore the Lagos State Police Command, to encourage the officers with a well deserve reward for not allow themselves to be carried away by the unlawful actions and inaction of the civilian in this video.
“The CHSR appeal to our teaming Nigeria youth to be well-guided while engaging any law enforcement officers during any disagreement because it could lead to untimely death if with a trigger happy officer.
“Nigeria is still nursing the aftermath of last year #Endsars protest that was hijacked by hoodlums resulting to the death of several Police Officers and other innocent civilians while many Police formations were burnt and hundreds of BRT buses purchased with tax payers money were set ablazed.
“At this stage of precarious situation in Nigeria, we can’t afford to add another crises to the current economic crises facing the Nigerian masses.
“Once again, we commend the Officer for his exemptional calmness and professional conduct. This should also serves as a good example to trigger happy officers in the Police Force and change their mindsets. We are also happy that our long standing with the RRS officers all the time that they are different set of policemen that carried out their duties diligently with respect to the fundamental human rights of the citizen and we have always been making references to them whenever a regular policemen misbehave.
“Kudos to the leadership of the RRS for the good education given to its officers on how to handle issues professionally”.